BA Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration ’99
Suzanne Hutchinson Verma is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry who has become an international expert in applying navigational technology to facial prosthetic reconstruction. She lectures nationally and internationally on the use of technological advancements in craniofacial reconstruction, and she is a passionate educator in the medical and dental communities. In some cases, Verma does her work pro bono because of how strongly she believes that prosthetic reconstruction can help to improve and transform lives of her patients.
Verma’s career started with biological illustration at Iowa State, where she began to explore opportunities to use her training for work as an anaplastologist, treating patients with facial disfigurement due to cancer, trauma, and birth defects. Today she helps mentor ISU biological/pre-medical illustrations majors with similar career goals. In 2014, she returned to Ames to deliver the keynote address at the university’s Biological Pre-Medical Illustration 30th anniversary conference. Her lecture was titled Rehabilitation of Body and Spirit: Art, Science, and Technology in Facial Reconstruction.
Verma is an active member of numerous professional organizations, president-elect for the International Anaplastology Association, and past vice president of the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology. She also serves on the advisory council for the Art and Visual Culture Department at ISU’s College of Design.
Verma, who earned her master’s degree in associated medical sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001, has been recognized as a Vesalian Scholar by the Association of Medical Illustrators.
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